2018 CFSP Astro Banner The Truth About Our Industry The Truth About Lending Products The Truth About Our Customers

California Financial Service Provider Facts

CFSP represents over 800 community oriented store-front locations, and on-line sites, which serve the needs of millions of California consumers.

Our products and services are competitive. Our costs are fully transparent. Our terms are visible on large menu boards at all locations. Customers prefer our community-based personal service vs. an out-of-neighborhood and 'one-size-fits-all' banking institution.

Our check cashing services and alternative loan products (payday, title, and installment) are highly regulated by California State and Federal government agencies.

Our customers understand their financial and cashflow needs. They are fully informed about the terms of our products. When LIFE happens and payback problems arise, our customers benefit from having a one-to-one relationship with our staff. Protections are in place.

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If you were unable to attend CFSP 2018, you may purchase copies of all of the speaker presentations - contact Sherrie at cfsp@wisemgts.com 


8:00 to 4:00

IInnovative Expo Exhibit Floor Set-Up

12:00 to 4:00 Exhibitor Booth Set-Up
12:00 to 1:00 Board Luncheon
1:00 to 2:45 Annual Board Meeting
1:00 to 5:00 Registration & Welcome to Indian Wells
Coachella Date Shakes & Treats
Sponsored by Continental Currency Services
3:00 to 3:20 CA Annual Meeting

Elections, Tom Leonard, CFSP Executive Director

Treasurers Report, Rob Grieser, CFSP Treasurer

Legislative Report, Blake Miraglia, CFSP Legislative Chair
3:30 to 5:45 General Session 1

Opportunities & Challenges

Welcoming Remarks, Tom Leonard, CFSP Executive Director

Remarks from Outgoing President, Dan Gwaltney

Remarks from New CFSP President Elect

Cyber Currency as a Revenue Builder
Marc Grens, Co-Founder & President DigitalMint, Chicago, Ill.

Prepaid Cards
Andrew Siden, CEO Prepaid Ventures, LTD
5:30 to7:30 Exhibit Hall Opens
Heavy Hors d' oeuvres
Sponsored by Western Union


6:45 to 7:45 Early Bird Pastries/Coffee
Co- Sponsored by LeadsMarket &
7:45 to 9:30 General Session 2

National Issues Panel, Moderated by: Ed D'Alessio, Exec Dir FISCA

Eric Norrington, ACE Cash Express

Les Stricker, VP Surety Bank

Sexual Harassment, Michael Aparcio, Attorney, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, SF
9:30 to 11:15 General Session 3

CA Issues Panel Moderated by CFSP President Elect

Jason Schmelzer, CFSP Lobbyist

Customer Demand, Jason Romrell, General Counsel, LeadsMarket.com

Report from DBO, Mona Elsheikh, Deputy Commissioner (Financial Services)

Eileen Newhall, Staff Director, Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee

Q & A, Blake Miraglia, CFSP Legislative Chair
11:15 to 1:00 Sandwich Buffet Lunch in Exhibit Hall Sponsored by
1:00 to 6:00 Attend Workshops or Relax in resort, Golf
Enjoy Spa & Pool and the company of the attendees
1:30 to 5:30 Golf Event @ Indian Wells Beautiful Celebrity Course - SHOT GUN START
Sponsored by Capital Compliance Experts
2:00 to 3:00 Workshop - Privacy & Security Issues
David Lott, Principal Consultant, Lead Cybersecurity Architect, Capro
3:15 to 4:15 Workshop - Customer Profiles Jason Romrell, General Counsel, LeadsMarket.com
6:00 to 8:30 Exhibit Hall Dinner Crystal
Sponsored by MoneyGram
8:30 to 9:30 Desserts/drinks
Sponsored by Netspend


8:00 to 1:00 Exhibitor tear downs
8:00 to 9:00 Sponsored by Capro
9:00 to 10:00 CA HR Law Update
Michael Aparcio    Attorney for Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, SF
10:00 to 12:00 General Session 4

Importance of Compliance Panel Moderated by Paul Soter, CFSP Legal Counsel

Michelle Hemerley, Chief Compliance and BSA Officer CURO Financial Technologies Corp

Marchael Kelly, Field Specialist, California Department of Business Oversight

Terrance Murphy, Marketing Director, Continental Currency Services

    NOON  Conference Closes, see you next year at Rancho Las Palmas

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